june 7, 2001 // chopstick rests and more! //
we started working with clay for the first time in our ceramics class. it's pretty daunting to have a 5 lb.
block of clay in front and not know what to do with it. actually, the problem is more like i
know exactly what i want to make but the pieces don't turn out anything like what i had in mind. i made a doggy bowl
and a square shaped bowl so far (neither of them were what i had planned on making.)
we had to provide a list of 6-7 projects we hope to complete by the end of the class. my list included:
- chopstick rests (by popular demand. diana likes them a lot.)
- a square vase
- a couple of bowls
- some plates
- an abstract piece
i'm not too ambitious. this is my first class after all and i just hope to come out of it with some
pieces to show for. that's all.
originally, i was going to focus on hand-building only. but after my first class, i'm thinking maybe i should try
my luck at wheel-throwing. i got bored with hand-building pretty quickly. i barely finished my doggie bowl and the squre bowl.
it may be that 1) i have a short attention span, or 2) can't think when i'm hungry. well, it's probably both...
class is from 5:30 to 9 pm and i was really hungry around 7 o'clock.
speaking of food, i've been craving in-n-out burgers. i had it on sunday for the first time in 2 years and it was so deeeeelicious!
i must have more. maybe i can convince K to go with me to get some tomorrow...